"This also helps us think more clearly about the possibility conditions for highly successful problem solving in democracies. We summarize these in the most cursory fashion (we hope to expand on this in further work). First, in contrast to existing epistemic accounts, cognitive accounts suggest that individuals need to be able to expose their different points of view to each other, rather than the polling of individuals in strict isolation from each other required by Condorcet’s Jury Theorem. This goes hand-in-hand with a different account of problem solving — rather than asking whether people can determine whether a given decision will be correct or incorrect, as Condorcet does, it asks when individuals will be able to discover hitherto-unperceived solutions within a complex landscape. Second, individuals need to be at least “weak learners” in the terms of statistical learning theory (Schapire and Freund, 2012). Individuals who are fundamentally obtuse, profoundly blinded by ideology, or whimsically perverse will detract from collective learning rather than help it. Third and related, as Mercier and Sperber suggest, cognitive democracy requires that individuals participating in democratic argument have some core commitment to the truth, even if they disagree strongly about what the truth is. People need not be as disinterested as Gardner (this volume) would like them to be, but neither should they be so warped by self-interest that they cannot see the truth, or allow themselves to care for it. Fourth, even if people disagree on how to solve a problem, they agree on what the problems are that need to be solved in the first place, and have some minimal common empirical standards (see also McAfee, this volume).
Clearly, these conditions are falsified in our everyday political experience."
Récemment redécouverte, l’œuvre de Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989) inspire désormais de nombreux travaux novateurs en France (notamment à l’Atelier Simondon) et de par le monde. Une nouvelle génération de philosophes et de chercheurs en sciences humaines s’attelle non seulement à commenter cette pensée encyclopédique, mais aussi à la réactualiser en l’appliquant aux problématiques contemporaines. La philosophie de Simondon, qui balaie un spectre allant de la philosophie de la Nature à la philosophie des techniques, trace un trait d’union entre les enjeux scientifiques et technologiques actuels et les problématiques liées au devenir des sociétés humaines et de l’écosystème. Elle propose un système conceptuel ouvert - intégrant des notions telles que préindividualité, déphasage, transduction, modulation, milieu associé, métastabilité, transindividualité -, qui restaure les conditions d’un échange transdisciplinaire fructueux entre les sciences de la nature et les sciences humaines.
What marketers and Internet professionals can take away from these two examples is that the best idea always wins, not the biggest budget or the most over-the-top content. The “best idea” is the concept that most effectively identifies the best strategic things to communicate to a target audience through the most appropriate, natural channels, and then executing the idea in a meaningful, authentic, and value-adding way. If you do this correctly, a simple 520 word editorial could have more positive impact for your brand than a $500k major conference keynote.
Robin Good: Curaqion is a new curated web magazine, available monthly also in PDF format, that focuses on curating unique, rare and fascinating questions and answers from Quora.
What Curaqion does is to syntesize, edit, filter and re-assemble interesting set of answers to a Quora question in a way that creates a whole, organic and comprehensive content unit that is better than a long and unsorted list of disjoined answers.
Robin Good: FanNewscast is a web-based service which allows you to easily customize a branded news content channel focusing on the specific interests of your Facebook fans.
Your curated news channel is showcased inside one of your Facebook "tabs" and you can personalize its content by tapping into over 500 already curated channels of news. You can further refine your news channel by adding and removing content sources and applying keyword blacklists.
Robin Good: For content curators who own or manage a WordPress-based website here is a great tutorial on how RSS feeds can be integrated and published directly (parsed) on any given web page.
Authored by Vladislav Davidzon this excellent tutorial requires some basic technical knowledge on how to operate WordPress variables and functions and it provides precise guidance on how to:
- Utilize the Built-in Parsing Function to Pull RSS Feeds in and Turn their XML code into Content
- Divide Content into the Right Number of Columns for your Website’s Design
- Create a Friendly Display of RSS Content Using WordPress Loop Variables
From the tutorial: "Included only since version 2.7 of the WordPress software, the ability to parse RSS feeds as content and include that information into a template file is relatively new and its parameters are largely unknown even among the more advanced members of the WordPress development community at large.
Luckily, these parameters are easy to learn and customize, and they can turn a simple RSS feed into a great source of extra content and discussion on already-busy WordPress blogs.
Not only can RSS feeds be parsed by WordPress, but they can also be split up into columns and tabs.
This allows for feeds to actually be used as the primary source of content on some WordPress blogs, especially those that consider themselves a mere aggregator of outside content rather than a producer of unique news, reviews, or commentary on any topic."
Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.
While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.
when we first star to use the Net to research, the number of pages indicated seems overwhelming. The thing to do is to have good ways of evaluation of sites, in what relates to accuracy and validity as well as relevance. what this clip does is exactly that: suggest a way to steer among the imensity of what comes out
Les effets du réchauffement planétaire sont visibles dans le monde entier et de nombreux experts pensent que la situation ne ferait qu'empirer avec l'augmentation des émissions de CO2. Le réchauffement mondial est provoqué par l'émission de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Le CO2 (dioxyde de carbone) comprend 72% du total de GES émis, le méthane (CH4) représente 18% et l'oxyde d'azote (NOx) compte pour 9%.
La réalité augmentée (RA) appliquée aux domaines de l’urbanisme et de l’architecture permettrait-elle aux citoyens de critiquer, comparer ou modifier des projets affectant leur espace de vie, d’en proposer des alternatives ou encore de présenter leurs propres projets ? J’esquisserai ici quelques-uns des enjeux de cet outil.
Quand Place de la toile m’est échue il y a cinq ans maintenant, je suis allé voir Dominique Cardon pour qu’il me conseille quelques lectures de base sur les questions numérique. Et il m’a dit tout de suite : « il faut absolument lire Fred Turner, De la contreculture à la cyberculture (2006), c’est un livre essentiel. » Et j’avoue honteusement ne pas l’avoir fait, le livre était gros, disponible en anglais seulement, j’ai été rebuté. Par la suite, la référence au livre de Turner est très souvent apparue au détour d’un texte ou d’un propos, rendant chaque jour sa lecture plus urgente. Lecture encore retardée car entre temps, Hervé Le Crosnier m’a annoncé que sa maison d’édition en avait lancé la traduction en français. Paresseusement, j’ai attendu cette traduction, qui vient donc de paraître aux éditions C&F, sous le titre Aux sources de l’utopie numérique. Et là, je le dis sans aucune exagération, cette lecture m’a émerveillé. Le livre de Fred Turner est extraordinaire.
Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
Robin Good: MapQuest Discover is a new service that allows you to collect, organize and share your favorite collections of places, locations and itineraries you are interested into.
In other words a Pinterest-like solution dedicated to your travelling and vacation needs.
From the official MapQuest blog: "MapQuest Discover’s homepage is an infinitely scrolling newsfeed of popular Places, Collections and Travel Guides. From here, users can quickly Like a Place, mark that they have Been to a Place, or Add a Place to one of their own Collections."
"Users of Discover can create and share collections of favorite places (“My favorite pubs” or “The Best Golf Courses in North America”) or make bucket lists (“100 Places to see before I kick the bucket”).
In addition to these user-generated collections, Discover contains travel guides written by travel experts."
Robin Good: If you are new to it, here is a good 30-minute video introduction to content curation by Donna Papacosta. Why to do it, how to do it, what tools you can use to do it. All explained in clear, simple language.
She says: "...the objective is not to find as much information as possible and to dump it on people... it is to find the best, most relevant content and to be discerning.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.